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  • 1. Double Fudge by Judy Blume. Peter is totally embarrassed by his little brother Fudge and his wacky cousins, Flora and Fauna, who turn his life upside down when they come to visit. About the Author Judy Blume grew up in Elizabeth, New Jersey. She has written many stories for children and teens. When her books were first published, they were hailed as being realistic and being about what really mattered to children and teens. Judy’s dialog seemed fresh and natural – the way that kids really speak to each other. In 1996 the American Library Association honored her with the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement. She has won over ninety awards for her writing. Judy is the founder and trustee of The Kids Fund, a charitable and educational foundation. Judy lives on islands up and down the East Coast with her husband George Cooper. They have three grown children and a wonderful grandchild. Judy Blume’s official bio can be found at http://www.judyblume.com/jb-bio.html. Activities Create a Footprint mural: Buy a roll of butcher block paper and some tempera paint; warn the children to wear old clothes and have a fun and messy time. Design your own money: Show samples of currency from around the world. Talk about the various symbols on currency. Provide paper, pens, paint, crayons, etc. for children to create their own money. Make a mask: There are many, many ways to make a mask. My favorite is to take a big paper grocery bag, cut out holes for eyes and mouth and decorate with paint, markers, crayons, colored construction paper, fabric, yarn, glitter, feathers, etc. Have a Halloween costume party. This sounds like a lot more fun when it doesn't happen on Halloween! Websites or Resources http://www.judyblume.com/ -- Judy Blume’s official website http://www.judyblume.com/double-fudge.html -- Video presentation made by Judy Blume about the book, Fun with Fudge and an interview with Judy Blume about Double Fudge http://www.doublefudge.com/ -- What’s Your Secret Name, Sheila’s Fudge-World Trivia Game, Screen Save, About The Characters, About the Books and About Judy Blume Money Pathfinder compiled by Ben Talbot, MLS student at Queens College GSLIS 1. Pathfinder: What is a dollar? A Pathfinder about Money
  • 2. 2. Late Elementary (Grades 4-5) 3. Introductory Paragraph: Money! It’s a word that makes people pay attention. Most everyone is interested in money. Check out the resources in this pathfinder to learn about the many kinds of money from around the world, the symbols displayed on money, and the history of money. There are also resources to help you think about how to use money intelligently. 4. Keywords: Dollar Money Currency Coins Finance Personal Finance Finance, Personal Saving and Investment 5. Online Resources A. Websites a. http://www.moneyfactory.gov/kids/start.html Welcome to Money Central Station Games and fun facts from the U.S. government agencies that oversee money. b. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/moolah/ NOVA Online | Secrets of Making Money Companion site to PBS special shows the anatomy of a currency note and more. c. http://www.frbsf.org/currency Historical American Currency Exhibit at the FRBSF Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco shows different bills used throughout the history of the United States. d. http://www.usmint.gov/kids/flashIndex.cfm The United States Mint’s Site for Kids Many online and printable activities from the U.S. Mint. e. http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/worldofmoney/index.html BRITISH MUSEUM: World of Money Includes sections devoted to history of money, manufacture of money, and study of money, all from an international perspective. f. http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/numismatics/
  • 3. National Numismatic Collection (NNC) of the Smithsonian Institution Smithsonian Institute member museum includes many virtual exhibits of coins and money from remote locations in history. g. http://www.younginvestor.com/kids/ Young Investor: Kids Information about the stock market and other personal finance related information focused for kids. B. Encyclopedias a. Database Encyclopedia Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (available via Ebsco KidSearch) b. Database Encyclopedia Encyclopedia Americana (from Grolier Online) c. Non-Database Encyclopedia Microsoft Encarta http://encarta.msn.com C. Photos and Images a. http://moneyfactory.gov Bureau of Engraving and Printing Site shows updated features of money designed to counteract counterfeiters. b. http://www.secretservice.gov/know_your_money.shtml United States Secret Service: Know your Money Site focused on counterfeiting concerns. c. http://www.frbsf.org/currency/iconography/index.html Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco: American Currency Exhibit Artistry and Imagery Features many of the symbols that recur on currency in categories. d. American Numismatic Association Money Museum Virtual Museum includes gallery tour and online exhibits. e. http://www.banknoteworld.com/ Ron’s World Paper Money Homepage Scanned banknotes from the collection of an enthusiastic collector. D. Online Videos
  • 4. a. 100% Educational Videos. "Learning About Money." unitedstreaming. http://www.unitedstreaming.com/ Introduces the history of a currency-based economy. b. Discovery Channel School. "Elementary Video Adventures: Money: Kids and Cash." unitedstreaming. http://www.unitedstreaming.com/ Shows production of money around the world. c. 100% Educational Videos. "How our Economy Works: All about Earning and Spending Money." unitedstreaming. http:// www.unitedstreaming.com/ An introduction to basic economic concepts including producers and consumers. d. United Learning. "Economics: The Production, Distribution, and Consumption of Goods and Services: Money." unitedstreaming. http://www.unitedstreaming.com/ Shows development of economies from barter to cash economy to today’s “plastic” economy. e. Discovery Channel School. "Elementary Video Adventures: Math: Money and Time." unitedstreaming. http://www.unitedstreaming.com/ Shows math connections to money. E. Current News a. http://money.cnn.com/ CNNMoney News from CNN and Money magazine. b. http://www.wsjclassroomedition.com Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition Student version of Wall Street Journal. c. http://moneycentral.msn.com/ MSN Money Central Financial news and content from MSN and CNBC. d. Kidsearch Database (Available from NOVEL Ebsco) Newspaper and Periodical index. F. Articles a. http://zillions.org
  • 5. Consumer Reports Online for kids Archives of Zillions magazine articles. b. Kidsearch Database (Available from NOVEL Ebsco) Newspaper and Periodical index. c. Ebsco Primary Search (Available from New York Public Library, NOVEL) Periodical articles. d. Ebsco Topic Search (Available from New York Public Library, NOVEL) Articles from magazines, newspapers and other sources. G. e-Books a. Kiyosaki, Robert T. Rich Dad Poor Dad for Teens: The Secrets about Money – That You Don’t Learn at School! New York : Time Warner eBooks, 2004. A popular self-help personal finance series adapted for young adults. 5. Recommended Book Titles in the Public Libraries a. Non-Fiction Cribb, Joe. Money New York (State): Knopf, c1990. From the Eyewitness series, lots of non-fiction information about money. Godfrey, Neale S. Neale S. Godfrey's ultimate kids' money book New York (State): Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c1998. Kummer, Patricia K. Currency New York (State): Franklin Watts, c2004. Leedy, Loreen. Follow the money! New York (State): Holiday House, c2002. Shows the travels taken by a quarter from the U.S. mint through banks and retail situations. Nathan, Amy and ill. Debbie Palen. The kids' allowance book New York (State): Walker, c1998.
  • 6. Otfinoski, Steven. The kid's guide to money : New York (State): Scholastic, c1996. Schwartz, David M and ill. Steven Kellogg. If you made a million New York (State): Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, c1989. Shows equivalent values of coins and currencies and other details about money. b. Picture Books Mollel, Tololwa M and ill. Earl Lewis. My rows and piles of coins New York (State): Clarion Books, c1999. A boy in Tanzania saves his money in hopes of buying a bicycle. Viorst, Judith and ill. Ray Cruz. Alexander, que era rico el domingo pasado New York (State): Aladdin Paperbacks/Libros ColibrAN226i, 1989. Spanish language version of popular picture book. Viorst, Judith and illus. Ray Cruz. Alexander, who used to be rich last Sunday Atheneum, c1978. Recaps how Alexander’s wealth has disappeared. Wells, Rosemary. Bunny money New York (State): HarperCollins, 1997. c. Fiction (Chapter Books) Blume, Judy. Double Fudge New York (State): Dutton Children's Books, c2002. Fudge decides to mint his own money. Cottrell Boyce, Frank. Millions New York (State): HarperCollins, c2004. Boys come across a mysterious fortune and must spend it all before the currency coverts to euros. Curtis, Christopher Paul. Mr. Chickee's funny money New York (State): Wendy Lamb Books, c2005. Steven must use all his detective skills to figure out what to do when he comes across the highest denomination bill he could have ever imagined. 6. Recommended Videos, CDs, and other Electronic Media in the Public Libraries a. E-audio
  • 7. Gutman, Dan and Angela Goethals. The Get Rich Quick Club New York (State): Harper Audio, 2005. b. Audio Schwartz, David M and ill. Steven Kellogg, Bruce Johnson, Bruce Zimmerman. If you made a million United States: Weston Woods/Scholastic, p2002. c. Video David Schwartz, Steven Kellogg, Michael Duncan. If you made a million Connecticut: Weston Woods, c2002. 7. Quick Facts a. Answers.com http://answers.com Provides quick reference answers. b. Fact Monster http://factomonster.com Fun interface from Information Please almanac content. 8. New York City Adventures: a. It's All About Your $ Federal Reserve Bank of New York Field Trip for Grades 4-7 http://www.ny.frb.org/education/allabout.html Information about field trips to the Federal Reserve Bank.